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Dow Constantine


Executive Constantine statement on Washington Supreme Court ruling I-976 unconstitutional

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"Today's ruling resoundingly rejects this unconstitutional measure, just as the people of King County rejected it at the polls, and we can now move forward to build a transportation system and economy that gives every person the opportunity to create a better future."

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With the Washington Supreme Court ruling I-976 unconstitutional, King County Executive Dow Constantine issued the following statement:

"Today's ruling resoundingly rejects this unconstitutional measure, just as the people of King County rejected it at the polls, and we can now move forward to build a transportation system and economy that gives every person the opportunity to create a better future.

"I-976 threatened to reduce or eliminate local and voter-approved funding for public transportation, bridges and roads, and other critical infrastructure and services across our state. It jeopardized nearly $100 million in funding in King County, including Regional Mobility Grant Program awards that fund RapidRide expansion and reliability improvements, and funding for transit serving persons with disabilities.

"At King County, we are gratified to be able to continue to work with local jurisdictions, other transit agencies, and partners to fund safe, sustainable, and equitable mobility for all our residents. Transit and mobility investments will be central to our recovery as we rebuild from the economic devastation from the coronavirus pandemic, and I'm pleased to have this shadow of uncertainty lifted by the Court."


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Chase Gallagher, Executive Office, 206-263-8537


King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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